Clueless Mystery Club

Cover of the book Blacktop Wasteland

Meets the Second Wednesday of every month from 5:30 - 6:30 PM

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January's pick is Blacktop Wasteland by S. A. Cosby.

A gritty, voice-driven thriller about a former getaway driver who thought he had escaped the criminal life who is pulled back in by race, poverty, and his own former life of crime. Beauregard "Bug" Montage is a man with many different titles: husband, father, friend, honest car mechanic. But before he gave it up, Bug used to be known from the hills of North Carolina to the beaches of Florida as the best Wheel Man on the East Coast. After a series of financial calamities, Bug feels he has no choice but to take one final job as the getaway driver for a daring diamond heist that could solve all his money troubles and allow him to go straight once and for all. Like "Ocean's Eleven" meets "Drive" (but with a mostly black cast of characters), Blacktop Wasteland is a searing, operatic story of sons living up (or down) to their fathers; of a heist gone sideways; of a man ground down by economic desperation; of fast cars and daring chases and identity and love.

Event date: 

Wednesday, January 11, 2023 - 5:30pm

Event address: 

536 Granite Ave
Richmond, VA 23226
Blacktop Wasteland: A Novel By S. A. Cosby Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250252692
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Flatiron Books - June 1st, 2021